escOrsa studies the natural radioactivity emitted by rocks and geological materials.

Natural radioactivity or natural gamma radiation has significant effects on the environment

Natural radioactivity, basically derived from the decay of some isotopes of uranium (U), thorium (Th) and potassium (K), has a significant impact on the physical environment, both at surface and at depth. On one hand, natural radioactivity produces heat, which strongly influences the thermal regime of the lithosphere. On the other hand, natural radioactivity affects the health of living beings.

The scientific community has long worked to expand its knowledge of natural gamma radiation to meet the needs of developed societies.

Radiación gamma natural

escOrsa analyses the gamma radiation of geological materials and determines the concentrations of uranium, thorium and potassium

The concentrations of uranium, thorium and potassium in different geological materials are not constant and may be assessed in situ using a gamma spectrometer. Rapid analysis using this type of portable equipment makes these data very useful for geochemical prospecting.

Through its natural gamma radiation assessment service, escOrsa provides useful information for all those projects in which knowledge of the geological constitution of the soil and subsoil is necessary.

Activity fields requiring the assessment of natural gamma radiation:

The distribution of uranium, thorium and potassium in the crust is studied from a geological point of view, as it should be

The introduction of solid geological criteria in the in situ analyses of U-Th-K, as conducted by escOrsa, allows a deeper understanding of the surface and depth distribution of these radiogenic elements.